Blood Of 2 Million Babies Found In Indiana Warehouse

For over 20 years, the state of Indiana hoarded the blood of newborns without their parents' consent. If your child was born in Indiana after 1991, chances are his or her blood sample is one of an estimated 2.5-million specimens currently stored in a warehouse, the location of which state officials have not disclosed. » 7/19/14 2:00pm 7/19/14 2:00pm

More Evidence That Youthful Blood Can Reverse The Effects Of Aging

A few years ago, scientists from Stanford discovered that it's possible to reverse cognitive decline in old mice by injecting them with the blood of the young. Now, researchers have isolated the mechanism responsible for this rejuvenation — and it's a protein that's found in humans as well. » 5/05/14 12:25pm 5/05/14 12:25pm

More evidence that mosquitoes have been assholes for millions of years

Contrary to what’s been portrayed in Hollywood films, scientists have never actually been able to recover traces of blood from a preserved insect. This incredible fossil of a 46 million-year-old engorged mosquito has now changed that. But don’t get your hopes up about resurrecting extinct species. » 10/15/13 8:00am 10/15/13 8:00am

Watch this lizard shoot a five-foot stream of blood from its freaking…

Yes, blood. Blood out the eyes. It's a display that's as impressive as it is shocking — in a last-ditch effort to ward off predators, several species of horned lizards will increase the blood pressure in vessels surrounding their eyes, to the point that they actually rupture, gushing five-foot fountains of hemoglobin… » 3/04/13 9:40am 3/04/13 9:40am

Blood is the new black at this deranged horror-themed fashion show

Amongst all of the fashions debuting on the runways of New York fashion week, The Blonds' 2013 fall line was especially Psycho. It was also a bit of The Shining and more than a dash of asylum-chic. It was a fun, if utterly demented show, complete with shower stabbing patterns, a bloody PVC raincoat, and a fur… » 2/16/13 2:00pm 2/16/13 2:00pm

Concept designs of battle-ready pathogens and blood cells would make…

Sadly, Blood 48:14 isn't a real video game. When illustrator and video game artist Nicholas Beales needed to come up with a game design idea for his school's final year project, he turned to the human body for inspiration. He imagined a real-time strategy game in which the player controls microscopic pathogens as they… » 1/13/13 3:00pm 1/13/13 3:00pm

Could injecting yourself with blood of the young reverse the aging…

It would appear that the Slovak-Hungarian "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory may have been on to something: Researchers have shown that it is possible to reverse cognitive decline in old mice by injecting them with blood from the young. Elderly mice who were given transfusions of young blood were shown to exhibit… » 10/22/12 1:20pm 10/22/12 1:20pm

What is "blood doping," and why does it matter?

Any time someone breaks a record, people inevitably bring up the possibility that they had some illegal enhancements. Just yesterday, gold medalist Ye Shiwen was accused of "blood doping" to improve her performance. You may be familiar with steroids and other drugs — but what on Earth is "blood doping?" And why would… » 8/01/12 7:00am 8/01/12 7:00am